FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award
The aim of our Distinguished Young Investigator Award is to give recognition to those FEBS Long-Term Fellows who have conducted excellent research during the tenure of their Fellowship.
The Award takes the form of a certificate and a single sum of money which may be used at the discretion of the awardee to buy small pieces of equipment, specific consumable items or to defray conference, publication or similar expenses, but not as a salary.
Applications may be made throughout the year, including during the tenure of the Long-Term Fellowship, but not longer than twelve months after its completion. In order to be eligible to apply for an Award, applicants need to be members of a FEBS Constituent Society and to have held a FEBS Long-Term Fellowship.
For detailed information, please read the following carefully: the Guidelines for the FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award directly below, and also the General Guidelines for Fellowships
To be read in conjunction with the General Guidelines for Fellowships.
- The aim of this award is to recognise excellent research conducted by young scientists who have been recipients of a FEBS Long-Term Fellowship.
- The Award will take the form of a Certificate and a single sum of money which may be used at the discretion of the awardee to buy small pieces of equipment, specific consumable items or to defray conference, publication or similar expenses, but not as a salary. The maximum amount awarded will be determined by the FEBS Fellowships Committee, in consultation with the FEBS Treasurer (in 2020, this amount is €5000).
- Applications will be assessed by the Fellowships Committee based on the curriculum vitae of the Fellow, the Long-Term Fellowship Final Report and publications arising out of the work.
- Applications may be made at any time, including during the tenure of the Long-Term Fellowship, but not longer than twelve months after its completion. Retrospective applications cannot be considered.
Applications, written in English, should be sent to the Chairperson of the FEBS Fellowships Committee together with the following documents in English:
a. An up-dated curriculum vitae.
b. The final report submitted after the end of the FEBS Long-Term Fellowship.
c. A description of how the FEBS Award will be spent stating the reasons for the expenditure.
d. Each article published or submitted for publication (reprints, accepted preprints or manuscripts, including for the latter a copy of an acceptance letter from a journal) relating to the work performed during the tenure of the FEBS Long-Term Fellowship.
e. A letter from the appropriate FEBS Constituent Society confirming that the applicant is a member and indicating the date on which the applicant joined the Society.
All the documents should be sent electronically, preferably as a single pdf file. Should difficulties arise in sending the documents electronically, the entire application can be sent in paper form.
- An audited financial report setting out the expenses covered by the Award must be sent to the FEBS Treasurer within 12 months of payment of the Award.
- Only one Award may be made to any individual.